“I just think Zo is one of the most fundamentally sound outfielders in the game, period. I know he’s not out there all the time, but if you watch him — how he gets the balls, how he gets rid of balls and how well he throws, how quickly he dumps it, his positioning — everything he does out there is textbook. And that’s the thing I really appreciate about him being out there.”—Joe Maddon, on Ben Zobrist; via MLB.com (via heckyeahevanlongoria) (I read this in Maddon’s voice, just to let you guys know).
“That’s the first time I’ve been with a team like that. That’s something crazy.”—Fernando Rodney, speaking about the Tampa Bay Rays mimicking his tilted hat style during batting practice, via the TB Times. (via heckyeahevanlongoria)